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Study Says Farm Runoff Contains Harmful Hormones

Research suggests that the hormones found in wastewater could present an environmental and health hazard.

Researchers from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center have determined that wastewater from dairy farms contains potentially dangerous concentrations of estrogenic hormones—concentrations that could have a detrimental effect on the surrounding environment, and perhaps even threaten our food and water supply. According to the study, as cows lactate, they naturally excrete hormones in their urine and feces. However, because of the vast number of cows living on factory farms, wastewater has become a highly concentrated source of estrogen in the environment. Researchers say the presence of these hormones in farm wastewater could impair the reproductive functions of nearby aquatic animals, and could potentially enter the food supply by contaminating local crops.

Vegan Egg Just Scramble Expands to Washington DC

Food technology startup JUST expands its vegan mung bean-based scrambled egg replacer to Equinox, the second restaurant to offer the innovative product in the United States.
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Cultured Koji Dog Food Has More Protein Than Steak

An independent study found that new clean-meat startup Wild Earth's fungus-based companion animal foods contain 45-percent protein by weight—compared to only 24-percent found in steak.
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Vegan Narwhal Ice Cream Debuts for Summer

Ottawa ice cream shop Little Jo Berry's honors the "unicorn of the sea" with a blue-hued, horned, and totally vegan frozen treat.
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New Vegan Grocery Store Opens in North Carolina

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800 Sets of Vegan Frosting Sell in 10 Minutes on QVC

Home-shoppers snatch up Dollop Gourmet's vegan frostings made by Cupcake Wars winner and author Heather Saffer.
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